As the rental market prepares for its busiest period of the year, Adelaide’s vacancy rate eased slightly to 1.63% for the month of November, according to the Real Estate Institute of SA (REISA).Read more
What’s in store for apartment investors when the rental guarantee runs out? Marc Pallisco finds out.
According to most real-estate agents, Melbourne’s apartment market has decelerated from the heady heights of the late 1990s. As such, developers have been forced to devise new methods to maximise existing demand, with the goal for many being to achieve enough pre-construction sales to make the development profitable.
One concept that has gained popularity in recent years is the rental guarantee.Read more
For many renters, high prices are turning the great Australian dream of home ownership into exactly that – a dream, writes Marc Pallisco.
Melbourne’s 284,000 rented households have a very big decision to make this year – plan ahead to buy, or risk being muscled out of the market.Read more
LAST year was the weakest year for rental growth since 2002, and the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to a new report by Australian Property Monitors.
The latest APM report shows a 2 per cent national increase for rents, down on the rate of 12 per cent, during the “boom” 2007 and 2008 conditions.
The winding down of the first home buyers grant, better employment prospects, strong house price growth and low vacancy rates will all contribute to a stronger year for rental growth in 2010, The Australian reports.Read more